HIGH winds forced shops in Ilkeston to close after a sign blew off.
Firefighters cordoned off an area surrounding Brantano at the Waterside Retail Park after its sign came loose in the high winds.
Crews cut off the metal sheet but the park was closed to customers on Saturday and Sunday.
Firefighters also closed Derby Road on Friday after part of the chimney on a derelict building was blown down.
They used ropes to remove the rest and secure the structure before reopening the road half an hour later.